Spruddy

Live Act Reggae Soul Rocksteady
Spruddy - Reggae Soul Rocksteady Live Act in Hamburg

Spruddy Short Info

Spruddy One became famous as the lead singer of the Ska/Rocksteady Combo "Court Jester's Crew". During the last Years he became a well known Dubplate Artist and recorded Tunes for Producers like African Beat, House of Riddim and his longtime Producer friend Jr. Blender. With the release of the Jr. Blender produced Heart of Gold EP in 2008 Spruddy reached a wider fanbase even outside the Reggae Community. Spruddy is now working on his debut LP which is about to be released later this year.

Spruddy one entering the Stage - with all heart and soul spreading his message: More Love!! From Big Festivals like Summer Jam to small backyard Soundsystems you can hear this clear sweet voice singing: "when you..re all alone and blue - no one to tell your troubles to - remember me - i am the one who loves you!"

In the early 90..s Spruddy One established his reputation as a Singer/Singjay in the Ska/Reggae Band called Court Jesters Crew, homebased in Tuebingen/Germany. The band, well known as CJC rated as one of the most innovative groups in the Ska/VintageReggae Scene, recorded four albums (one together with the legendary Godfather of Ska Laurel Aitken).

After ten Years and over 350 live shows played all around Europe Spruddy was ready for a change and moved to Hamburg. He started writing own material, still based on his rocksteady and soul foundation but also inspired by modern concious Roots Reggae Upliftment.

As Part of the Soundsystem Culture (for more than 12 Years he is toasting and playing Records at Don Rockshah..s Roots and Foundation Soundsystem called Shake-aLeg Hi-Fi) he stepped further into the dancehall - the selector (jam. for DJ) replaced the Band and Spruddy started doing soundsystem shows mostly with his Hamburg Family Massaya Soundsystem but also at Silly Walks, Supersonic and I-Livity Dances.

During the last Years he became a well known Dubplate Artist and recorded Tunes for Producers like African Beat, House of Riddim and his longtime Producer friend Jr. Blender. With the release of the Jr. Blender produced Heart of Gold EP in 2008 Spruddy reached a wider fanbase even outside the Reggae Community with his covers of Classics by Bob Dylan, Seal and Neil Young..s Heart of Gold.

Influenced not only by Music from Jamaica Spruddy loves jamming with Musicians of all Types and Styles. You can hear him toasting on a Lousiana Brass Band same as Singing R..n..B Vocals on Hip-Hop Mixtapes. Since 2003 Spruddy is also Part of the "A Tribute to Johnny Cash " Showcase where he combines Country and Blues from the early work of the "Man in Black" with Soulful Rocksteady and Dancehall styles.

"Spruddy One - nice and versatile - comes to make the Men jump up and the Girls dem smile!" So make sure not to miss one of the best kept secrets of nowadays Reggae coming up strong, strong strong!!

Spruddy One became famous as the lead singer of the Ska/Rocksteady Combo "Court Jester's Crew". During the last Years he became a well known Dubplate Artist and recorded Tunes for Producers like African Beat, House of Riddim and his longtime Producer friend Jr. Blender. With the release of the Jr. Blender produced Heart of Gold EP in 2008 Spruddy reached a wider fanbase even outside the Reggae Community. Spruddy is now working on his debut LP which is about to be released later this year.

Spruddy one entering the Stage - with all heart and soul spreading his message: More Love!! From Big Festivals like Summer Jam to small backyard Soundsy...

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Past Gigs Spruddy

  • 03 | 2013 Kling Klang / Wilhelmshaven
  • 01 | 2013 Reutlingen We Love Di Vibes
  • 08 | 2010 Hamburg
  • 08 | 2010 Oldenburg P-Town Open Air
  • 05 | 2010 Tübingen Reggae Got Soul
  • 02 | 2010 Berlin
  • 01 | 2010 Stuttgart Tribute To Johnny Cash
  • 01 | 2010 München Tribute To Johnny Cash
  • 01 | 2010 Freiburg Tribute To Johnny Cash
  • 12 | 2009 Tübingen X-Mas Boom Blast
  • 10 | 2009 Tübingen A Reggae Night
  • 08 | 2009 Bersenbrück Reggaejam
  • 07 | 2009 Hamburg Destination: Kingston

Discography Spruddy

  • 2012 Nothing But Love Single | Supersonic Sound
  • 2011 Cold Worries Single | Silly Walks
  • 2009 What A Joy Single | Supersonic Sound
  • 2009 The Man I Could Be Single | Blenders Finest
  • 2009 Love I Can Feel Single | Silly Walks
  • 2008 Heart Of Gold EP | Blenders Finest
  • 2008 Sow The Seed Single | Megga Force
  • 2008 Never Ever Single | African Beat

Media

  • Sound The Man I Could Be
  • Sound What A Joy

Origin

  • Hamburg DE